Five tips to help you develop a habit of continuous innovation.

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Want your company to go from good to great?

- Embrace the idea of continuous innovation.

I have worked in the innovation industry for over eight years, helping companies like DELA, Cisco, and Sony stay ahead of the competition through innovative strategies. With a strong track record of delivering results, I have learned some valuable traits to succeed in innovation.

Here are five tips to help you develop a habit of continuous innovation.

Agile Iteration

  1. Embrace a mindset of rapid experimentation and iteration.
  2. Learn from each iteration and adapt your approach based on the insights gained.
  3. Continuously refine and improve your innovation processes and solutions.

It sounds easy, but this might be your biggest pitfall stating:

"Oh, I already know this; let's just begin".

The devil is in the details.

Customer-Centric Design

  1. Deeply understand your customers' needs, pain points, emotions and desires.
  2. Don't build anything throughout the innovation process without customer feedback.
  3. Don't just build products because technology allows it.

It's your customer who pays the bills, not your shareholders.

Collaborative Ecosystems

  1. Build partnerships and collaborations with diverse external stakeholders.
  2. Leverage collective knowledge, resources, and networks.
  3. Don't be too scared to share your ideas; partners in the ecosystem might have an interesting idea to help you break down another barrier.

Together, you will reach higher heights than alone.

Data-Driven Insights

  1. Collect and analyze relevant data to gain valuable insights.
  2. You don't need statistically representative data to make good decisions
  3. You are building a chain of experiments - don't try to collect all the data at once.

Data is key, but don't be paralyzed by it.

Continuous Learning

  1. Make sure everyone in your team is continuously learning.
  2. Experimentation and a growth mindset win over perfection.
  3. Never, ever interrupt the compounding effect of learning.

The more you learn, the more you earn.


Don't create unicorns,

Let's breed blue whales.